August 2017

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Found by Bill S.: “Morning hunt results in a couple of “first finds” for me. 1st Silver (1960 D Roosevelt dime) & 1st Tootsietoy (1940’s Convertible) and a bonus 3 wheat cents (1926, 1935 & 1945).”

LNjamb2017

Found by Lee N.: “Tom R. and I went out for a couple of hours today. Hot with soft digging, from the rain. I found 1947-D wheatie, 83 cents clad, part of toy gun, 19th century door jamb latch, stainless steel spoon and unidentifiable rusty objects. Items found 2-4 inches deep, with Ace 250.”

RPyard2017

Found by Ron P.: “Attached is a photo of items that I found at a private permission site between 7/11/17 and 8/15/17.  The items were found between 2 and 3 inches deep using my Garrett AT Pro.

There are a total of 133 modern coins totaling  $23.36 in face value.  The break down is 1 Martin Van Buren $1 coin, 78 quarters, 24 dimes, 4 nickels, and 15 copper and 11 zinc memorial pennies.  Among the other items are 2 bullets, a pocket knife, an aluminum religious metal and child’s ring.   There is also a railroad flattened penny and one machine flattened from the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal,  MO.”

Mystery Hunt #2: Matt H.: Dropped three ringer lead bullet

JHpistolball2017

Mystery Hunt #2: Jim H.: Pistol ball, and 1990 dime found in parking lot. LOL

KHchain2017

Mystery Hunt #2: Kathy H.: Farm artifacts modern & historic. Copper straps, .243 rifle shell. Modern beverage litter.

JQringer2017

Mystery Hunt #2: John Q.: Dropped three ringer lead bullet.

TRchain2017

Mystery Hunt #2: Tom R.: Old chain, carriage bolt, broken files, a 1lb horn weight, a hay rake lock identified by property owner, and a piece of folded copper that was a foot down. No car parts, Kathy H., just farm parts. LOL

 

LNcartridges2017

Found by Lee N.: “Hot and dry, but went out anyway for short dig. Found 2-3 inches deep, wheel gear, with numbers 1-16 on outer rim, 2 spent cartridges stamped DEN 43, steel ball bearing, unidentified rusty objects and 30 cents in clad. I used my Ace 250 and pin pointer.”

BSsoldier2017

Found by Bill S.: “New private property permission results in a few neat trinkets.
1930’s Barclay action figures, “Nickel Silver” belt buckle, a couple of early 1900’s Winchester shotgun headstamps, and  54 cents in modern coins. Items found using White’s TreasurePro at depths from near surface to 6 inches.”

JHbeach2017

Found by Jim H.: “Found on vacation. Lots of clad, fishing weight, and ring with a cannabis leaf.”

RWring2017

Found by Rob W.: “Found on beach. First silver ring of the vacation.”

LNlock2017

Found by Lee N. : “School is out and detecting is in. Found 2-4 inches deep. Combination lock, brass fitting, steel ball (I think from a drain cock) and $2.43 in clad.”

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July 2017

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BSopener2017

Found by Bill S. : “Found this neat 1950’s era beer bottle opener at Saturday’s club hunt. Reisch Brewing Co. Springfield, Illinois (1849-1966) manufactured by Vaughan Mfg. Co. Chicago, IL . Found with White’s TreasurePro at 4 inches deep.”

Found by Kathy H. : “Found at Saturday’s club hunt. This could very well have been a fire bucket. They had round bottoms so people didn’t use them for other things. If this one only had a bottom….
Tom R. helped me dig it up.  I thought it was a car part…a running joke with us. 😊”

RChatpin2017

Found by Rick C. : “Found a baseball hat pin, and 28 cents at Saturday’s club hunt. Used my Ace 250 at 2-3 inches deep.”

Found by Matt H. : “1883 Seated Dime found 6-16-17 in a StL park with my Minelab CTX3030 just 3 inches down

The token was found 6-13-17 in Mount Vernon IL with my Minelab CTX3030 6 inches down. The front reads: Medal, The Excelsior Shoe For Boys, July 1910. The reverse reads: Good Luck, Manufactured by the Excelsior Shoe Co, Portsmouth O(hio). Excelsior Shoe Company designed shoes for the Boy Scouts (which was formed in the US the same year) and used the tokens as advertising. Prior to Nazi Germany, swastikas were a good luck symbol.”

RCcars2017

Rick C. : “Found a car, truck, a token from 1991 Namco Entertainment with Pac Man on it, a key, and $1.70 in clad coins using an AT PRO at 2-4 inches.”

RCNamco2017Rick C. : “Better image of the NAMCO token above.”

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June 2017

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KCharmonica2017

Found by Kathy C.: “Found an old harmonica, a GM key, a basketball medal, and some clad coins.”

RCcoins2017

Found by Rick C.: “Got out today for the first time since shoulder surgery. Found $1.00 in clad and a 1957 Rosy dime.”

TRSusanfinds2017

Found by Tom R.: “My finds at Susan road hunt, 5 cents, tent peg, rusty square nut and a left rear light assembly from a ’56 auto and the usual trash. Thanks John, had a great time.”
KCcowpin2017
Found by Kathy C. : “Went to a new permission today and found a ring, clad coins, and various other things, all about 2 – inches deep using a Radio Shack detector.”
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May 2017

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JWdogtaxtag2017

Found by John W. : “I found these items in a small front yard using my Ace 400. Most of the items were 4 to 6 inches deep. The items included pennies from 1918 to 1957, a 1939 mercury dime and a 1963 dog tax tag.”

RCchurchkey2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Rick C. : Massive key and key ring. Pinpointer is about 9 inches for scale. [Given where the keyring was found, and the key size, this is possibly the key to the front church doors. Church was built in 1850–ed.]

KCbuttons2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Kathy C. : Beautiful buttons! Picture sent to the director at Fort de Chartres for identification. [Button on right has a shank that possibly dates it to the 1700s–ed.]

PRFrenchcoin2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Pat R. : Whatever it is, it’s old! Looks like a French coin or token. Writing on one side has an “S” and some other letters. Pictures sent to the director at Fort de Chartres for possible identification.  [Identified by the museum as a 6 denier French Louis XIV coin, 1711-1712]

MYSTERY HUNT: Pam P. : Indian head penny, 1892. We had a nice time.

EHhorseshoe2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Ed H. : I got 1/2 a horse shoe, some nails, bits of iron and some aluminum and a tiny button. The button was in the hole I was digging, and a find is a find.

JHmarker2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Jim H. : Thought this thing was a 4″ shovel head, maybe for ashes, since at first the surface was completely smooth, gray-brown, and showed no markings whatsoever. Decided to soak it and get any crud off. Look what appeared! Don’t know what it is. Has designs made from swastikas. [Swastikas have been used for thousands of years. From the late 1800s to the 1920s, they gained popularity as good luck symbols. The stylized four-leaf design in the center behind the swastika designates a four-leaf clover. That would date this to between 1870s-1920s.–ed.] Maybe a grave marker? It has a flange near the handle, which is why it looked like a shovel.

EHsilver2017a

MYSTERY HUNT: Eric H. : A 1927 S Mercury dime, 4 wheaties and 2 objects yet to be identified.  Thanks for a great hunt!!

BSshell2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Bill S. : Not much but had a great time. 7mm fired rifle bullet, 1895-1902 UMC shotgun headstamp, modern coins and our favorite, (pull tabs). Thanks for the awesome permission. (can slaw & rusty nails not shown). =^)

MYSTERY HUNT: Tom R. : Thought this was trash until I cleaned it up, but I still don’t know what it is. Great hunt, weather was very nice. A lot of laughs. Also 3 cents, brass gutter hanger, scissors, nails, large washer and trash.

MYSTERY HUNT: Mike I.4 pennies, 4 dimes, 5 quarters, a buckle, a button, a bean back cufflink, [Bean-back cufflinks were primarily used from 1910 to late 1930s. From the stylized design, which looks to be a type called “Streamline Moderne”, this cufflink could possibly be dated around the mid-1930s–ed.] and a small ring, kid-size. Had fun today with everyone today.  Looking forward to the next time. 

 

Found by Jim H.:   Silver and gold! Both found within 3 days of each other near the same spot. Silver heart ring and 18K gold-plated Park Lane women’s ring. Found 6 inches deep with Fisher F-22.

Mike I.: Found this before the rain came at an old house in Arnold.  1867 Indian head penny that is very worn. Found with Garrett AT Pro at 4” deep.

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April 2017

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PRtoken2017

Found by Pat R.: 20 feet of fun! Tax token, 1920 Buffalo nickel, 1920 Mercury dime, 1943 war nickel, 1951 Rosie dime, and 21 wheat pennies. Found with ATPro at depths of 2-6 inches.

TRwasher2017

Found by Tom R.: “Went  metal detecting with Lee and found 34 cents, earring, nice case pocket knife, old brass plug, washer, battery cable end, large stainless screw and the normal stuff with AT Pro two thru eight inches.”

LNstiletto2017

Found by Lee N.: “I went out solo for a hunt after Easter lunch.  I found a tent stake, pair of scissors, spoon(marked All American Stainless) and clad 3-4 inches deep.  I found a very rare and very illegal stiletto knife 8 inches deep.  The stiletto was not suppose to be found.  All found with my Garrett 250 and pin pointer.”

TRmetal2017

Found by Tom R.: All found in the ground. All found in North America. Two inches deep with AT Pro except small brass thing that was eight inches down.

LNscience2017

Found by Lee N: St. Louis Science Center 3-D Key Chain, 1989 Graduation Pin and 5 Pennies.

PRNetherlands Coin2017

Found by Pat R.: 1920 Netherlands East Indies 2-1/2 Cent. Drilled hole indicates it was worn as a pendant. Found at about 3 inches deep with an AT Pro.

Found by Bill S.: Depression era $2.00 Sach’s store merchant’s token. Found at 4 inches deep using White’s TreasurePro. (Bill writes about this find in the upcoming May newsletter).

EHcartoon2017

Eric H.: “Found this on Sunday morning about three pages deep!”

HHKHparkfinds2017

Found by Howard and Kathy H.: Most valuable items (?) were a 1996 dime, a 20XX nickel (date partially dissolved), a 2016 Bic lighter, 2016 pen (modern artifacts).  

LNwheat2017

Lee N. , Tom R. and Marvin went out for a hunt in South City today, 4-9-17.  “We found a lot of clad.  Lee N. found a 1925 plain wheat penny, key, clip and unknown iron object 4 inches deep, using Garrett 250.”

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March 2017

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Found by Lee N. and Tom R.: “Went with Lee to a abandoned house in Soulard and found the normal stuff but also found an amusement token six inches down with ATPro. It reads on one side “property of vender” and on the other side ” loaned for amusement only”. Plus a one dollar token from the Palace Station, Las Vegas. Found it two inches down.”

TRgun2017

Found by Tom R. and Lee N.: “Lee and I found these this morning at an old high school. Found with an AT Pro, all at about four inches . Brass weight for a scale, spent 40 cal. hollow point bullet, a small brass buckle, outer plate, a copper letter “D” that was found in the bushes, and the gun which turned out to be a pellet gun.”

PRsilver2017

Found by Pat R.: Swinging on Sunday! Silver coins and a silver bracelet with Eddie’s name. Street address is on the back of the bracelet. Located 2-6″ deep with an AT Pro. Will see if I can locate the owner or family.

Found by Bill S.: “Yale & Towne Mtg. Co. Lever- Tumbler cast bronze padlock -1 1/2 inch size no. 833 Est. 1868”. Found 5″ deep using White’s TreasurePro.

Found by Jim H.: “I found this decapitated head, hammerhead, lock, buckle, coins, and unknown object about 3-4 inches down with a Fisher F-22. The object has a screw top, a glass globe, and the shaft is hollow. Don’t know what it is.”

MHring2017

Found by Matt H.: “Found this 14kt gold plated ring today in a local park.  It was 2 inches down.  Found with my Minelab CTX3030.”  
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February 2017

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Found by John W.: “I found this toy sailor at 3 inches and the Indian head penny at 2 inches using an Ace 400 detector. I found these axe heads and mule shoes at 1 to 2 inches.”

mhmercury2017

Found by Matt H.: “I found this 1925-S Mercury Dime yesterday in a local park.  It was 5 inches below ground and found with my Minelab CTX3030.”

prveteran2017

Found by Pat R.: Religious medal, gold-plated jewelry something or other, mail return tag related to Disabled Veterans, a 1956 Canadian penny, 1963 Rosie dime, and a first-year 1916 Mercury

lnhookbacka2017lnhooktop2017

Found by Lee N.: “Found 4-6 inches deep using my Garrett 250.  The location is an old amusement park (1900).  Both are iron and the object with the hook is heavy.  I have no idea what they are.”

lnspike2017

Found by Lee N.: “Went out today to detect and found the 1964 Rosie Plain 6 inches deep.  Jefferson and 3 memorials 3-4 inches deep.  Small button, piece of brass and spike were 4 inches deep.  I used my Garrett 250 and pin pointer to locate all.”

mh1902-barber-quarter2017

Found by Matt H.: “Found this 1902 Barber Quarter 2/14/17 in a local park.  It was 3 inches down and found  with my Minelab CTX 3030.  It unfortunately has scratches on the obverse and reverse that was not caused by me.

prglasses2017
Found by Pat R. and Kathy C.: “Kathy and I found these items this weekend using an Ace 250 and a Radio Shack detector. All items were 2 to 6 inches deep. A buckle, necklace, a baby bracelet, 3 pair of wire rim glasses, and a thimble.”

jwcars2017

Found by John W.: I recently found all these Hot Wheels in 2 hours of hunting using an Ace 400 detector. The cars were from 2-10 inches deep. I found the toy soldier and plastic landscape scene because it was next to a Hot Wheels.

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